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There are two main types of retirement properties - these include retirement living and assisted living. These are designed and built to a good standard by housebuilders such as McCarthy & Stone, Renaissance and Churchill. Retirement living is designed for the over 55’s and assisted living provides independent living for the over 70’s who may need additional care.

The luxury apartments such as those built by McCarthy & Stone have either 1 or 2 bedrooms and may have up to 3 bathrooms and may include a wet-room. The apartments are located on the ground, first or second floor and are usually serviced with a lift and stairs to all floors. Inside the modern retirement apartments there is typically a large hallway leading to the kitchen, lounge and bathroom. In addition, some larger apartments have an extra store cupboard in the hallway and some apartments have stunning Juliet balconies from either the lounge or the bedroom offering lots of natural light into the apartment and providing beautiful views across the landscaped gardens. All apartments are fitted with mobility features and have an intercom system on the front door.

The properties for sale are sold on a Leasehold basis and come with a service charge which includes the cost of providing a property manager, the security systems, repair and up-keep of the grounds, heating, lighting and electricity in the apartment and communal areas such as laundry room, water rates and buildings insurance. The benefits of this are you don’t have to worry about having to pay for any unexpected bills because it’s all included in the service charge.

All the developments have their own house manager who’s responsible for the day to day running of the development and looks after the residents. There’s also an on-site fine dining restaurant, laundry room, guest suite and beautiful landscaped communal gardens.

In addition, some of the developments are lucky to have a mobility scooter room, a well-ness suite (including a massage room and hair dressers) swimming pool, coffee bar and even a tea room!
One of the main benefits of living on one of these developments is the community feel, feeling safe and secure and being with liked-minded people.

Retirement Move are an independent national estate agency with retirement properties for sale across the UK. You can view our full list of retirement apartments for sale to find one that’s right for you, or you can call our friendly team on: 0800 080 3303 and they will be happy to take your call.

*all developments/apartments may vary.

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